The Joker – Book Review

Just who is The Joker?

A few months ago I reviewed a fabulous book, Twisted Tales by a wonderful blogger Deborah Stansil.  To read the review click here.

At the time she mentioned that she had another book on the horizon.  So, when I heard that her new book was available from Amazon, I popped over and bought it.

The Joker, is Deborah’s latest offering and it doesn’t disappoint.

Premise of The Joker

I don’t want to give much away, as this book is designed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Also the timing of this book being reviewed is no mistake, there is a reason this spooky book is being reviewed the week leading up to halloween…..

To ensure I don’t ruin it for everyone about to read this book, I am going to leave it to the author to tell you the premise:

“When Kayleigh and her friends do a Ouija board one drunken night, they have no idea the horror they are inviting into their lives. When two of her best friends die in mysterious circumstances, and her boyfriend becomes possessed by a seductive demon, Kayleigh starts seeking answers.
What she learns fills her with dread, and after finding little help from a local priest, she takes matters into her own hands.
Kayleigh must choose between love and morality or power and her deepest desires in this twisted tale that shows that sometimes, the unknown is best left unknown…”

My Thoughts

This book is a lot scarier than my usual favourite reads.  However, once again Deborah had me hooked from the beginning.

It has lots of twists and turns.  I loved that about Deborah’s short stories and the flash fiction she has on her blog.  She manages to transfer the same idea to a full size book.  It works just as well.  I found myself unable to put it down as I wanted to know what happened next.  She has a real talent for this kind of writing.

I am sure you will have guessed that as the story starts with a Ouija board, that it dabbles in the supernatural.  It certainly has a different take on this than most supernatural stories.

Just don’t do what I did.  I read it on my kindle in the dark (I know its bad for my eyes hubby tells me off all the time). I did then manage to spook myself just a little!  Whoops!

So if you are looking for your next book, then I would definitely recommend this one.  I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to read what she does next.  For those looking for a little insight into Debbie’s work.  Check out her Halloween Flash Fiction story, “The Invitation” which was on her blog this week, find it here.

If you want to purchase The Joker, you can do so through Amazon, click here.

The Joker front cover. An orange ouija board.

Here is how you can keep up to speed with what Debbie releases in the future.  Please pop by and say hello, she is super nice!


On the blog today we review The Joker, the new book by Deborah Stansil


  1. 31st October 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Great review!

    I’ve bought a copy but not got around to reading yet, but it sounds as if I certainly should!

    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes


  2. 29th October 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I’m not a fan of scary book personally but I wish Debbie the world and more with the release of her book, and what a perfect time to launch it too!

  3. 28th October 2016 / 5:53 pm

    I do love a scary book – will have to try it out

  4. 28th October 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Sounds great but I never choose to read scary books, I tend to pick something a bit lighter.

  5. 26th October 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I am fascinated by Ouija Boards so this sounds pretty good to me and one I have bookmarked to look at x

  6. 26th October 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Sounds like a really great read. I really can’t do horrors though. I get so freaked out even though it’s not real haha. x

  7. 26th October 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Oooh this looks fab. I’ve been looking for a scary read for ages with Halloween coming up but nothing I’ve read has ever quite got me spooked enough. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  8. 26th October 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Brilliant review, I’m not sure how I’d get on reading a scary book but it does sound good. Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink x

  9. 26th October 2016 / 7:15 am

    Oh my goodness this sounds super scary!! I watch scary films but don’t think I’ve read a properly scary book in a long time! Great review 🙂 x

  10. 25th October 2016 / 10:06 pm

    I’m rubbish with scary books so I think I’ll pass on this one! My husband would love it though 🙂

  11. 25th October 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Oh I am such a wimp, and get scared so easily!! I am glad you enjoyed it!

  12. 25th October 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Though it sounds a little scary and not my kind of book I am loving its intrigue so much.

  13. 25th October 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Ouija boards are scary. Reading this book would be a spooky way to celebrate Halloween.

  14. 25th October 2016 / 3:06 pm

    My all time favorite reads is a good scary book. Lovely, thank you for the review. It’s on my list

  15. 25th October 2016 / 1:28 pm

    This book does sound fab but since I am such a scardy cat I think I might have to pass! I will be looking up the author for less spooky reads tho! 🙂

  16. 25th October 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Sounds intriguing. The old me would definitely go for it. I used to love Stephen King and Peter Straub and watching scary movies. The weird thing is after giving birth to T, I can’t seem to bring myself to watch any scary movies/books anymore 🙁

  17. 25th October 2016 / 12:51 pm

    I need to start reading more, blogging takes up a lot of my time!! Whoo a scary book sounds great, lovely to read about people you know of releasing there own books 🙂

  18. 25th October 2016 / 10:47 am

    I’m a huge reader and try to read every night before I go to sleep – this sounds like a fab book x x

  19. 25th October 2016 / 12:52 am

    I use to like to read scary books, now it’s hard for me to even find the time to read. This sounds like a book that I would love.

  20. 24th October 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Do you know I don’t think I have ever read a scary book – I am not sure I would be brave enough to read it in the dark!

  21. 24th October 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Oooo Ouija boards really scare me. I think this book would really freak me out! Maybe not one to read whilst hubby is away working and I’m in the house by myself with the kids!!

  22. 24th October 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed the book 🙂

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